What is the origin of English words?
I assume you mean the English Language. As far as I know most of the English language stems from Latin
Most of the words in everyday use in English are of Anglo-Saxon origin, which in turn is derived from West Germanic.
German is known as the cousin of English, however, the German
tribes kept the Latin syntax and threw away most but not all the
meanings. The "Romantic" languages kept the meanings and in the
general case lost the syntax, it is possible to end a sentence with
a preposition but it isn't common practice. Words were added, by
the Greek and other learned languages to aid the concept of ideas
or desciptions. In the case of English words were added to by any
other languages that were encountered during the British Empire
building days, such as Khaki, char, kayak (sometimes kaiak)
The Germanic based languages are generally more descriptive of function e.g. a dictionary is Worterbuch, literally word book, Mittwoch being Wednesday (middle of the week, unlike the English Wodens day) not only that, the nouns in German take capitalisation (upper case) as the first letter. Similar to English but in some ways subtley different. Likewise there are also gender nouns, like French, in the language. There are a few in English such as a ship or boat is always female although it may carry a males' name.
Unlike some languages English is infinitely expandable as it
borrows from others. French, German most European languages have
enhanced it over the years. French is regarded as the language of
diplomacy, while English is the language of commerce.
Hope this in helps in some ways a good dictionary of etymology might aid further study.
Yes. English is a Germanic language. Old English as was spoken around 900 CE was very different to modern day English. English as we know it changed a lot after the Norman conquest after which lots of words of French (and hence Latin) origin were imported. Most of the more common words in English are Germanic (rather than French or Latin), whereas a lot of legal, scientific and medical words are of Greek or Latin…
Bucket is purely English in origin, meaning it has Germanic roots. The modern word comes from Middle English buket, derived from Old English buc meaning a pitcher or bulging vessel or a belly, since these vessels could be of leather as well as wood. The ultimate origin is Proto-Germanic bukaz, something swollen.
The Romans spoke Latin There are so many word in English which originate from Latin that the list would be pages and pages long. Latin words entered the English language in two ways: When Latin was the language the church and a language spoken by the educated elites many Latin words became part of English. With the Normans, who invaded England from France, French became the language of the court and many french words, which…